Part of speech:
One who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules.
An advocate of democracy.
A ruler having unlimited power; a despot.
The definition of a dictator is a ruler with total power or is someone who rules by force regardless of what others want or need.
Of or like a despot; autocratic; tyrannical
A person who advocates, practices, or enforces such obedience
A man, usually a military leader, whose popular influence and power may afford him the position of dictator, as in a time of political crisis.
Being fully such; utter:
Determined or founded on individual discretion, especially when based on one’s opinion, judgment, or prejudice, rather than on fixed rules, procedures, or law. See also abuse of discretion.
Arrogant; overbearing; tyrannical
The definition of imperative is something that has authority or is absolutely necessary.
An absolute ruler; a despot.
A person having great power or authority:
The definition of a monarch is a king, queen or other sovereign head of state.
A ruler of a dependency, esp. a despotic, subordinate official; petty tyrant
A nation, state, territory, or area controlled as if by a satrap:
(Informal, politics, US) An appointed official tasked to regulate or oversee a specific area.
An absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive
(Mil.) A shot that hits or explodes beyond the target
The state or some other organization regarded as ruthlessly invading the privacy of individuals in seeking to exercise control over them
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